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Mastering Betfair

How to make serious money trading betting exchanges

By Pete Nordsted

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Mastering Betfair

How to make serious money trading betting exchanges

By Pete Nordsted

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Trading the Betfair sporting markets in-play is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to the increased sporting coverage available on many different satellite and cable channels.

Enthusiasm for sport is a must, but there is much more to mastering Betfair.

Many people start by just using Betfair to obtain better odds than those available at the traditional bookmakers. They then perhaps do a little more research and learn to trade the markets. But to make a regular profit – to win and keep on winning – a serious, disciplined approach and careful planning need to be employed.

Mastering Betfair takes the reader through many low-risk strategies developed by the author over the past three years, showing how you too can benefit from these approaches to the betting exchanges. It also explains in detail why and how the Betfair user should employ disciplines – such as managing risk – that are normally associated with trading the financial markets. Indeed, through doing this it is hoped that the book will draw the attention of financial traders to the unique opportunities available on Betfair.

This book is essential reading for anyone looking to take their Betfair trading to another level and start making some serious money.

About the author

Pete Nordsted is a full-time sports trader and football betting expert, and head of the top football advisory service Premier-Betting.

He specialises in analysing the football betting markets to highlight the best value opportunities. He also analyses the general sporting markets in depth and it was this knowledge that led him to write Mastering Betfair (Harriman House, 2009). He has been working with Danny Jaques for over a year researching the In-play football betting markets and it is this work that has inspired the writing of this book and the creation of the PB Elite software that is used to assess the In-play markets for Premier-Betting. Follow Pete on Twitter @petenordsted.

Media coverage

From Big Free Bet:

New to Betfair Betfair has grown to be one of the biggest online betting and trading sites in the world. With hundreds of bets per second they can certainly show that their site has something that keeps their customers coming back. Popularity of trading (backing and laying) has grown rapidly in recent years. Many people… Read more »

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From Gambling Exclusive Magazine:

?You get home from work tired in the evening and have a quick bite to eat before turning on the TV and tuning into Sky Sports. You then decide to log onto the Betfair markets that are related to the events you are about to watch. If you are the type of person who then… Read more »

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From Media Review:

Twenty20 Vision- Pete Nordsted, Gambling Online magazineApril 2010

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The numbers G4me- Pete Nordsted, Gambling Online magazineMarch 2010

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From bigfreebet.com:

Great book, great value. A nice addition to the betting guide market that really focuses on pushing beginners to the next level of success!- BigFreeBet13th April 2010

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From Media Review:

Better Business Focus’s book of the month December 2009

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From casinoonline.co.uk:

Nordsted modestly suggests that he hopes the book will fill a current gap in the sports trading market and we believe Mastering Betfair not only closes this gap, but also shows how other markets are lacking the expertise and interest which Nordsted expresses throughout the title for his subject.- Casino Online17th November 2009

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From Media Review:

Twenty20 Vision- Pete Nordsted, Gambling Online magazineApril 2010

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From Media Review:

The numbers G4me- Pete Nordsted, Gambling Online magazineMarch 2010

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From bigfreebet.com:

Great book, great value. A nice addition to the betting guide market that really focuses on pushing beginners to the next level of success!- BigFreeBet13th April 2010

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From Media Review:

Better Business Focus’s book of the month December 2009

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From casinoonline.co.uk:

Nordsted modestly suggests that he hopes the book will fill a current gap in the sports trading market and we believe Mastering Betfair not only closes this gap, but also shows how other markets are lacking the expertise and interest which Nordsted expresses throughout the title for his subject.- Casino Online17th November 2009

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From Mastering Betfair:

Five Stars – Never Play Without It While serving in Afghanistan in 2003, Pete Nordsted was introduced to Betfair. Even though the circumstances of his emersion in the world of sports trading seem unusual, after reading Mastering Betfair, it?s clear that Nordsted has a flair for understanding ?the world?s largest betting exchange?. Mastering Betfair not… Read more »

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
A Brief History of Betfair

Part One - Getting Started
1. Betting Basics
2. Hardware and Software Requirements

Part Two - The Trading Process
3. The Learning Process
4. Having Attainable Goals
5. Your Trading Bank
6. Paper and Minimum Stake Trading
7. Learning From Mistakes
8. Keeping a Trading Diary
9. Trading From a Plan
10. Trading Systems
11. Learn How the Markets React
12. Back-testing
13. Make Sure Your Strategy Has Been Historically Profitable
14. Randomness and High Probability Trades
15. Mistakes and Warning Signs

Part Three - Money Management and Risk
16. Protecting Your Bank
17. A Money Management Plan

Part Four - Trading Psychology
18. Learning to Accept Losses
19. Be a Contrarian
20. Trading in Your Own Time Frame
21. Balancing Trading and Living

Part Five - Strategies
22. Introduction
23. Football
24. Tennis
25. Twenty20 Cricket
26. Golf

Part Six - The Rules For Mastering Betfair

Conclusion

Appendices
I. A Month Trading Tennis
II. Results of Analysis on Tennis Strategies
III. Explanation of Charts Used in the Book
IV. Odds comparison chart
V. Resources

Index



Published: 30/10/2009
Edition: 1st
Pages: 256
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9781906659028
ebook - ISBN 9781906659769
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If you’d like to get in touch with the author for interview or comment, or you’d like a review copy of this book, please contact us at pr@harriman-house.com or call +44 (0)1730 233870.

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